Studies Tackle Sports Injuries

Stress fractures, ankle pain, and elbow surgery were among the topics covered at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. The following summaries review three of the studies presented.

Reducing stress fracture risk
According to Kenneth L. Cameron, PhD, MPH, ATC, director of orthopaedic research at Keller Army Hospital, West Point, N.Y., programs to improve movement patterns may help prevent stress fractures in athletes and military personnel.

“Several potentially modifiable muscular and biomechanical factors may be playing a part in the increased rates of stress fractures in athletes and military personnel,” said Dr. Cameron. “Injury prevention programs targeted to address these movement patterns may help reduce stress fracture risk.”

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